All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 14 Page 460 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 14 | Ericaceae | Pieris

1. Pieris formosa (Wallich) D. Don, Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 159. 1834.

美丽马醉木 mei li ma zui mu

Pieris formosa

Credit: Harvard University Herbaria

Andromeda formosa Wallich, Asiat. Res. 13: 395. 1820; Lyonia formosa (Wallich) Handel-Mazzetti; Pieris bodinieri H. Léveillé; P. formosa var. forrestii (Harrow) Airy Shaw; P. formosa f. longiracemosa Fang; P. forrestii Harrow; P. huana W. P. Fang; P. japonica (Thunberg) D. Don ex G. Don subsp. formosa (Wallich) Kitamura.

Shrubs or small trees, (2–)3–5(–10) m tall. Twigs glabrous to densely pubescent. Leaves scattered or pseudoverticillate, often reddish when young; petiole 1–1.5 cm; leaf blade lanceolate, elliptic, or oblong, rarely oblanceolate, 3–14 × ca. 1.4 cm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially puberulous to glabrescent, secondary and fine veins conspicuous on both surfaces, base cuneate to obtuse, margin conspicuously toothed from base to apex, apex acuminate or acute. Inflorescences paniculate or racemose; rachis 4–10(–20) cm. Pedicel 1–3 mm. Calyx lobes lanceolate, ca. 4 mm. Corolla tubular-urceolate or urceolate, 5–8 mm; lobes broadly triangular. Filaments straight, ca. 4 mm, pubescent. Ovary depressed-globose; style slightly sunken into apex. Capsule ovoid, ca. 4 mm in diam., glabrous. Seeds spindle-shaped, 2–3 mm. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Jul–Sep. 2n = 24.

Thickets, open slopes; (500–)900–2300(–3800) m. Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Bhutan, NE India (Assam), Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam].


Related Objects  
  • Image/JPEG (Harvard University Herbaria)
  • Image/JPEG

    Photos by The Biodiversity of the Hengduan Mountains Project  
  • Image/JPEG (David E. Boufford)
  • Image/JPEG
  • Image/JPEG (Rick Ree)
  • Image/JPEG

    Flora of China @
    Browse by
    Advanced Search

    Flora of China Home




     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |